Taste of TLT - October 14, 15 & 16, 2011
It's Friday, and that means we tell you where to go all weekend long. This time we're focused on family-friendly events, but we'll start off with one for you big kids.
This is the only time of year when you can play a drinking game centered around death and get away with it! Corn Productions presents Death Toll, an hour long improv/sketch performance that invites you to drink every time someone dies. Get into the mood ahead of time with Nightmares On Lincoln Ave 3. This show also blends comedy and horror while uncovering Chicago's seedy past. Both shows are BYOB and if you get tickets to both in the same night it's only $20.
A Halloween event that's a bit more family-friendly is Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Kids can trick or treat for Lego bricks that will create an exclusive Frankenstein figure, they can search for pumpkins in the Medieval castle, they can get their faces painted, and more. Tickets are $19 for adults and $15 for children.
Jugglers who work with knives are always guaranteed to make you ooh and aah, and that's definitely the case with Juggling Fun With Jason. You might have seen his act on America's Got Talent; now you can catch his blend of comedy and juggling at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights. He's there for one night only on Saturday.
The 13 Clocks is meant for kids, but with wizards, spies, monsters, magic spells - and puppets - it can be fun for everybody! Just listen to their description and I bet you'll want to go: "On a faraway island, a wicked Duke has locked his niece in a high tower. When Prince Zorn of Zorna, in disguise as a wandering minstrel, learns of Saralinda’s fate, he vows to free her — even if it means traveling thrice around the moon or turning November into June." Tickets are $15 for this Lifeline Theatre production and the show runs through December 4.
There's something about pie. And when it's October and the weather is crisp like a McIntosh, there's nothing like a great apple pie. Get your fill of the fruit-filled pastry on Sunday at the Bucktown Apple Pie Contest. Admission is free and slices are $3 apiece. There will also be live music, pony rides, and face painting.
Music: The fun intro and outro music is from 56 Hope Road
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Special thanks to Cara Carriveau for the cool name!